Album: Once Upon Time
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Of course, we all know what happened to Simple Minds in 1985.
Producer Keith Forsey offered a song he’d co-written called “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” to be part of the soundtrack of the John Hughes film, The Breakfast Club. At that point, Hughes was still known more as a former National Lampoon writer who had parlayed his successful National Lampoon’s Vacation screenplay into his far less successful film debut, Sixteen Candles.
And so, in 1985, “a John Hughes Film” didn’t have the same cultural resonance it did even a couple of years later, leading Kerr to turn up his nose at Forsey’s song.
And Simple Minds were never heard from again.